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Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
parliament and calls for new elections. [chanting] a day of prayer in south africa for nelson mandela and leaders including president obama and three former u.s. presidents expected to attend tuesday's memorial service for the late south african president. >> and a crime was never committed and we stood by that. >> reporter: the san antonio four speaking out, released after 16 years behind bars for a crime they have always maintained they did not commit. ♪ the deep freeze is on, wintry weather and cold temperatures reach the east coast. the weather is disrupting travel nationwide and made some sunday nfl games almost impossible to see. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy and the storm caused car pile ups in several states and accidents on the pennsylvania turnpike sunday involved almost 60 video as and this shows the long line of cars that came to a halt in morgan town, pennsylvania and we are tracking the storm. what is the latest? >> all of that snow and wind, it is still with us and we are going to continue to see it taking its toll and creating very
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
africa held its first democratic election. that day nelson mandela cast the first vote of his life and was elected the president of south africa. >> today we're entering a new era for our country and its peop people. today we celebrate not the victory of the party but a victory for all the people of south africa. >> while mandela's presidency was only five years long, in that short time he managed to set south africa on a path to reconciliation, something that was deemed impossible only years before. but his legacy is not limited to one country on one continent. in concert with leaders including gandhi and martin luther king, mandela created a new template for leadership and a new model for peace in the world. indeed in the struggle for human rights mandela has been and still is a guiding light for the oppressed, forgotten and the lost. when i travel to the zimbabwe border as part of a human rights canal pain for children, young people were streaming across the border by hundreds. they were alone with nothing but the clothes on their backs and they were bound for south africa drive
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
activism began in college. he was elected to the student council, but stepped down and joined a boycott over conditions at the school. he moved to johannesburg, studied law and joined the african national congress, a political and religious movement fighting segregation. it grew sharper when south africa elected a white government passing laws taking racism to the extreme. the resettlement of 3 million, deprives the right to vote and travel. stripping them of citizenship. nelson mandela was 30. he was convinced peaceful demonstrations would never be enough. he helped to form and one an amped guerilla movement. a campaign of bombings and sabotage in the '60s led to his arrest and prosecution along with others in the movement. convicted but spared a death sentence, nelson mandela would spend a quarter of a century, 27 years behind prison walls, 18 of them at the notorious robin island. outside the fight grew more fears. aggression and violence focussed the attention of the world on racism. nelson mandela became the most famous prisoner in the world. the powerful international condemnation
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
of congress be ineligible for re-election if they don't beat search benchmarks, like the deficit being beneath a certain percentage of the gdp. it's a lot. >> or certain congressman who get a lot of air time like paul ryan and that's a taste of what we'll see pretty soon. ronan, thanks for stopping by today. today's producer pick comes to us from associate producer kristen bukaria. a georgia court has ordered a man to pay up for breaking his promise to marry. he owes his one-time fiance 50,000 large even though the man claims he never officially popped the question. you can read more by heading to thomas roberts facebook page. you've got to put a ring on it, nice tune. we'll be right back. ♪ if yand you're talking toevere rheuyour rheumatologistike me, about trying or adding a biologic. this is humira, adalimumab. this is humira working to help relieve my pain. this is humira helping me through the twists and turns. this is humira helping to protect my joints from further damage. doctors have been prescribing humira for over ten years. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specifi
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
in 1993p. the following year in the first mixed race election in south africa's history nelson mandela was elected president. >> today is a day like no other before it. >> reporter: we were the first to interview him on that first morning as president elect. mandela tempered south africa's joy when he said healing his country would take time. >> it cannot be done overnight. it is going to take a year, two years, even as much as five years. so help me god. >> reporter: from enemy of the state to head of state, nelson mandela's walk to freedom became a journey shared by his entire nation. >> i have never been so excited and hopeful in my life in south africa as i am now. >> reporter: years later, nelson mandela paid a return visit to his former prison cell, this time accompanied by president bill clinton, who later presented him with the congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see the united states elect its own black president. >> so help me god. >> reporter: and in 2011 he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady michelle o
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm PST
of those problems, but when you elected phil bryant to be your governor, he stopped you from fixing those problems. you could have done it. you were doing it, and he stopped you. mississippi, you could have been kentucky, but you are staying mississippi. it is now december. happy december. that means the sign-up exchanges for health insurance have been under way for two months now, two months and one day. month two, turns out, went much, much better than month one did, went like four times better. that's the same pattern that we saw in massachusetts six years ago when we essentially piloted this same policy for the nation under romney care in massachusetts. after a terrible first few weeks on the federal healthcare.gov website, the obama administration now says the site is working for most people most of the time, which is what they were hoping for by december 1. if the health care website is, in fact, working that much more smoothly, that should smooth the way for more people to get enrolled across the country. in the first nine weeks, in general, states running their own exchanges, kent
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
are the ones that are going to be the most helpful in election because the anger movement and the discontentment with how this thing is going is really what gets people protesting and gets people out to the polls an gets people upset with the way things are going. >> gentlemen, thanks so much, jim eem williams, hogan gidley, great to see you. that leads us to our big question for all of you today. will the white house pr push to sell obama care defeat any gop efforts to try to sabotage the aca law? weigh in on facebook and twitter. >>> just a reminder for everybody, chris matthews will exclusively interview president obama this week as part of his "hardball" college tour coming from american university. that interview will air this thursday at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. you do not want to miss it. >>> immigration activists keep up their washington fast, but will their efforts translate into real reform on capitol hill? we'll take a look at that. >>> also ahead, have you heard detroit bracing for a bankruptcy ruling today. right now the judge is reading his deci
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
second term by returning to the themes on which he staked his re-election. >> i believe this the defining challenge of our time, making sure our economy works for every working american. that's why i ran for president. if republicans have concrete plans that will reduce inequality, build middle class, provide more ladders of opportunity to the poor, lets hear them. >> "washington post" ezra klein called the president's 48 minute speech perhaps the single best economic speech of his presidency. that's in part because it exists to lay out obama's view of the economy. his other views have been about passing legislation, defining campaign themes or positioning himself against republicans. president obama is done running for office. though the president is indeed finished campaigning for office, his remarks did reflect a political calculus. to underscore differences between two parties and show voters once again the choice that lies ahead of them next year. as e.j. dion writes, republicans are betting that obama care and travails will be the deciding issue in the next year's election. obama th
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 1:00am EST
for the democratic party can win elections outside of massachusetts, and is this an active debate for the democratic coalition now? >> ok, so when you poll the public on things like education, jobs -- people want good jobs. people want the american dream. if you look at doug sosnik's recent blog post, which i think was not in "atlantic" but in "politico"? sorry. i think it is totally right that one of the great unifying factors in this country was if you work hard, and play by a set of fairness rules, you should do ok. and our guidepost was -- are our kids, the next generation, are they doing better than we are? that has changed. and people are really anxious about that. they want to work hard and they want to do ok. so i think there is -- when i looked at the elections, in 2013, chris christie won in new jersey, that is true, but so did minimum wage expansion. terry mcauliffe won in virginia, walsh in boston, deblasio in new york. toledo, the person who was pro- public education -- >> could you speak up? >> sorry. the person who was pro-education won. so there is something going on in the country t
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
election. and mandela became south africa's first black president. >> we are all south africans. we have had a good fight. but now, this is a time to heal the old wounds and to build a new south africa. >> reporter: after ruling for five years -- >> africa. >> reporter: -- nelson mandela passed the torch to the next generation and became an elder statesman to the world. a fighter. a visionary. the voice of his people. and a moral compass for us all. >> i am the product of africa. and her long cherished dream, of a rebirth that can now be realized. so that all of her children may play in the sun. >> his life, dedicated to that dream. abc's christiane amanpour joins us now. you covered the struggle in south africa. his early days as president. one of the points you make, is he kept the country together in a time it could easily have been torn apart. >> absolutely. in fact, his people say that it is a miracle that they pulled off that first election. just as he came out of prison, there was still terrible violence from the apartheid, the zulus from the extremist white parties. there were ki
FOX News
Dec 1, 2013 4:00pm PST
. when that was announced last week, i can tell you that every democrat running for re-election this coming year had a heart attack. my god, a month before the election, half of my constituents are going to get a letter from their insurance company telling them, you're out. and that would be the biggest wipeout of the democratic party in an election we've ever seen. that's what they're facing if they don't change this thing or, i think what they're going to do is try to delay the whole thing past the election. >> there are numbers that have come out, and fox news has done this polling as well to see whether or not people are feeling like taking this issue to the ballot box. and i want to show everybody about trustworthiness and where this administration is. 55% of people surveyed in this fox news poll earlier this month say that they feel like the administration has tried to deceive them about what's really in the affordable care act. that's problematic not just for this president but it becomes an election talking point, i would imagine, at some point. if it holds. >> the democ
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
party resigned from parliament today. the party says the elected government is no longer accepted by the people. at least five people have been killed and hundreds injured since massive anti-government protests began last month. demonstrators have called on the prime minister to resign. protesters in kiev knocked down a statue of vladimir lenin as outrage mounted against the government's suspension of talks with the european union. numerous statues of lenin have been removed from kiev. this is the third straight week of protests in ukraine. al jazeera's tim friend has more. >> reporter: they poured into independence square in the thousands. they know this demonstration has to be big and loud to sustain the pressure on president yanukovych. on the edge of the crowd, young men prepared tactics for the worst outcome, another violent confrontation with riot police. a few streets away, squads of officers lined up in front of presidential office. last week there was chaos here, many people injured in a police charge. now there's a standoff. riot police at the ready at one end of the str
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am PST
democrat exly elected black president. he chronicled end of apartheid and mandela's election and serving as african correspondent for the bbc. tom, thanks for joining us today with your thoughts. and what were they when you first got the news that mandela pass ad way? >> i had a lot of emotions both at a personal level and a professional one. i had the same feelings that everyone had, this was absolute titan of the global stage whose like we'll probably never see in our lifetimes again. these sort of men only only come around everyone hundred years or some i have memories when i met him during the time i was in south africa, particularly of his personal warmth and humor. i remember one joke he used to tell when a group of journalist west were gathered in his house and we were sitting talking to him before the interview and he joked about how when he was in jail and the antiapartheid protests started he was told by someone a lot of the kids in london when they were protesting believed that free was his first name because free nelson mandela was the postcard placard they were holding up. t
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
change from journals into politics and he came the president of colombia in 2010. he was elected for a four-year term that was elected -- extended to 2014. he received more votes than any candidate in the history of colombian democracy. run for reelection and next year's presidential election. he wants to be able to finish the peace process that he started. he campaigned in 2010 on a platform to carry on the offensive against the leftist guerrillas who waged war against the government for decades. as president, he opened talks farc.he main rebel group, they reached a draft agreement recently and we expect that president santos will tell us about the negotiations and the chances for an ultimate peace agreement. these agreements could well be the central issue in next year's presidential election. one opponent is calling for an end to the peace talks. another former president of columbia says that he favors someone who's president will take a harder stance against the rebels. that join me in giving a warm press club welcome to colombian president one man well santos -- juan manuel
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
can't or you're a bully. i think the best debate i ever had in my four elections is against a woman and i did so well at the end that i walked out going -- she was tough. she was attacking me on every single issue. it got personal. very angry. i sort of -- i brushed it off. but it was so bad that i was walking out and they were booing her and i walked out. i felt sorry for her. right? even though she had been attacking he in whole time boy that didn't go well. the next day in the newspaper the screaming headlines were that, you know, i was a bully and it was terrible. i never raised my voice because it just went so bad for tonally it was a surprising and jarring thing. the next day when you run a campaign against a woman, especially if you're a 6'4" man you got to take extra, extra care. >> right. but there's also a ton of studies and information and evidence that shows women are negatively portrayed when they express their views firmly. i have some sympathy with how men have to address women and you can't retaliate in a way you would against a guy but women are always being seen --
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
and bobby cox elected to enter the hall in cooperstown, new york. the three managers winning eight world series championships. induction ceremonies will be held july 27. those are your headlines, now back to lori and adam. lori: we are continuing with our wish list theories with a sweet treat for you today. the co-owner of edwards chocolatier. bring them look at during this holiday season. welcome to you. do you do your highest volume of sales this time of year? >> yes, that is right. many do their biggest volume this time of year, december everybody is out there willing to go the extra mile and picked up the product. i really want to give it at the holiday party. lori: will they be more chocolate consuming this year versus last or prior years? >> we definitely in our business we have noticed there has been an uptick in sales this year. more people are willing to spend a little bit more on the luxury items, we have build ourselves as an affordable luxury so it is something we have done very well this year and we have seen our biggest year, this is my great grandparents started this compa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
their votes. >> toxin and proceed toxin parties have won elections since 2001. opponents deride his policies which favor the rural poor as a form of vote buying. his vision, however, has alarmed academics who see it as undemocratic. >> i think this is very unacceptable for those who study and whpractice what is called m democracy in tie land. because this proposal is limited to people that depend or agree with him. >> anti-government protesters have marched against the capital and clashed with police. the same tactics were used in 2010 except then, it was supporters of tachsin to prevent those parties from returning to power. the street procetests ended onl after the army moved in. the deputy prime minister had authorized the use of force. more than 90 people were killed and he is due to be formally charged with murder on december 12th for his role in the crackdown. while he says he is leading a fight against corruption, his record hasn't been clearly clean. he has been implicated in a land stand-off that forced the governme. >> as a politician of 35 years, he jokes about being the on the w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
starting a new chapter? >> well, you see in iran we have political elections. popular elections. they chose ahmadinejad eight years ago. they close a different path this election. this is an opportunity for us and for the west in order to dress this issue. we're not talking about sanctions. the affect of sanctions has been two-fold. when sanctions started you iran had less than 2,000 centerfuges. now iran has 18,000 centerfuges. the sanctions have utterly failed in that regard. now it seems to me that the west is trying to take advantage of this historic opportunity. we have a new government in iran with a different type of foreign policy, a different approach of foreign policy. our tenant versus nos have not . he will insist on our rights. we will not compromise on the basic rights of our people. but the window of opportunity is a limited window. >> that was with iran's foreign minister. >>> alan gross was in north korea working on an internet project fo--incuba working on a. government. he was detained. libby casey has his story. >> alan gross' wife judy describes him as a ma
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
into negotiations after saying he would not sign the agreement until after that country's elections in sprin spring 2014. >>> two days after nelson mandela's death vigils and memorials continue to grow. tomorrow the country begins an official week of mourning of their late president. sir, throughout the night from their perspective. every time i've spoken to you over the past few years the crowds get louder. they get morse more celebrateor. >> yes, you can hear how many people are chanting, praise for the father of this nation. how he transformed the country and gave so many people, both black south africans and white south africans the opportunity to come through the modern world. there is really happiness. it's hard to describe it any other way. there is chanting. people are singing. there giving thanks. >> i would imagine there is pride. the funeral is more than a week away, nick. do we anticipate this type of energy and this type of crowds over the next several days as it transitions into an official time of mourning? >> reporter: i think i would.. they have no intention of going away. they hav
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
's true, barbara. the truth of the matter is i got re-elected. in part because people did think i was trustworthy and they knew i was working on their behalf. >> strange answer. >> yes. >> strange answer. strange prep for that answer, i have to say. >> really, what would you say? >> i think he could have said, barbara, i've seen those numbers and they concern me. want the american people to know they can trust me and i'm working hard on their behalf. something instead of "well, i don't think that's true." it's barbara walters looking at the gallup poll. >> it's amazing to me, in today's american politic, things move rather rapidly, and i guarantee the republicans figure out a way to do something that will increase obama's poll numbers. >> i agree it also because, a the republicans will always be the viable villain for the media. they're going to find something that the republicans do next that will take away. because obama is their guy. >> hopefully, the republicans are smart enough to stay out of obama care. you wonder why it's the topic every single day. because it needs to be -
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am PST
that true, barbara. the truth of the matter is i got re-elected because people thought i was trustworthy and working on their behalf. >> strange answer. strange prep for that answer, i have to say. >> what would you -- >> i think what we could have said is, barbara, i've seen those numbers, they concern me. ip the american people to know they can trust me and i'm working on their behalf. and other than, it's true. it's barbara walters looking at the gallup poll. >> it's amazing to me -- in today's american politics things move rapidly. i guarantee republicans will do something to increase the poll numbers. >> i agree. because republicans will always be the viable villain for the media they'll find something republicans will do to take away -- because obama is their guy. >> hopefully republicans are smart enough to stay out of obama care. you wonder why it's the topic every single day? because it needs to be. it shouldn't be -- it should be healthcare.gov, obama care, it's epic failure -- >> as soon as the website is back up and rolling, then you get into the real problems with obama care
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
know what it will look like in louisiana and arkansas. it's lower than that. it's mid-term elections that are referendum on the president. much more so than individual members. we look at folks like mary landrieu and say these are good candidates and run strong campaigns, but at the same time the drag from the top of the ticket will be a serious issue for them. they have to figure out how to do that balancing act. he is not going to be the last issue they will have to figure out. that for the big picture will be where the president is. he is at 41% into november of 2014. even if you are running a great campaign, it may be too much. >> hagan, landrieu without obama in 08, none of them are in the senate. pryor is a different story. the obama enthusiasm didn't get there in 2008. if they jump ship from the obama coat tails, they grabbed on to them to win elections. >> they led the demographics of the president's supporters without the baggage. >> very quigley the primary challenges. are we surprised that more hasn't popped up. he ducked a challenge although anything is possible. >> some
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
's in charge of the republican governor's association which tries to get republicans elected. yesterday chris christie tried to set the record straight. >> mr. asterino hasn't told me or anyone else he's run for governor. i won't support someone who won't say they are running or not. it's much ado about nothing. my guess is some people, irresponsible folks who are trying touring him to run to try to create an image that, you know, i'm urging him to run. i'm not urging him to do anything. he came and asked for time specifically asked for time with me and mary, for he and his wife to meet with the two of us the impact it has on our family. they have young children like we do and that's what the whole conversation was about. when we have a republican nominee for new york then i'll support the republican nominee for new york. >> i had no idea. as he said i was at the republican governor's association. he's westchester, one 2-1 margin as a conservative in a democratic area. but everybody there knew he was running. i don't understand the confusion here. he talked to ed koch and everybody else. >> w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
will join us. >>> new york's mayor elects one of the biggest supporters to head the nypd. >>> a new wave of violence hit bebengazi. >> what would it be like to live on a floating ship in the middle of the ocean. >>> welcome to "consider this". we begin with the celebration of the life and legacy of nelson mandemandela. a ten-day mourning period began in south africa where mandela ercheddeendended the wave of ap. >>> mamandela's fellow lauret sd the sun will rise tomorrow and the next day and the next. it may not appear as bright today but life will carry on. joining me now is johnny carson. we are also joined by dr. silvia hill a board member at transafrica the oldest foreign policy organization in the united states. transafrica was at the heart of the anti-apartheid fight in the 1980's and she traveled with nelson mandel la o mandela on hp to the united states. thank verthank you very much fog us. >> urchyou are both uniquely positioned to talk about nelson mandela. what was your reaction to the news that nelson mandela passed. >> we all expected that he would pass in the immediate futu
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
and presidential elections next year. up. syrian government helicopter stumped off explosives on the rebel held town near the northern city of london one in two separate attacks on but the kind since the poms makes them intended targets resulting in the deaths of at least fifty people. a report from the purchase price syrian of the tree making them relates strikes months we sometime on sunday near a bite to eat in the town of al cop killing at least twenty four people syrian state media said government forces killed ten weeks which is our latest on combat boots like to thanks president assad sites room it's the kind i was asked a similar bombing. army helicopters talk to the ripple compound in our company sent on to expand its market leading twenty six people. umpire to tyson's the army used the soap bottle bombs containing hundreds of pounds of explosives. in a deal with. what was i. and as great a picture in the british capital for the past few years and every year in its construction it's two hours of back breaking work to make sure every piece is in its place without getting that next week
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
chris christie is forcefully denying that he's flipped his position on immigration. he ran his 2013 re-election campaign in support of legislation to provide instate tuition for young, undocumented students. the legislation commonly known as the dream act is about to be sent to his desk by the state legislature. but now, the governor says it goes too far and is refusing to sign it. on sunday, "the star ledger," new jersey's largest newspaper, accused christie of flip-flopping. the editorial board cited his 2016 presidential ambitions. >>> the republican-led house is expected to approve a ten-year extension today to an existing ban on plastic guns. these are weapons made from so-called 3d printers that go undetected by metal detectors. democrats say they'll back the plan, but some say they favor making that ban permanent. >>> washington, d.c.'s mayor could have a bumpy road towards re-election. embattled democrat vincent bray said monday that he'll run for a second term next year. four of his high-level aides have pleaded guilty to felonies, including two who received more than $260,000 in illeg
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
for the president of the united federation of teachers. she served as president for 12 years before her election as a ft president in 2008. that ends the biographical portion of the program. as always, we are on the record here. please no live blogging retweeting or other means of filing well this is underway. there is no embargo on the breakfast. our friends at c-span have agreed not to air video of the session until one hour after the broadcast is over to give reporters time to file. give me a nonthreatening signal and i will call on one and all. low on the subtleties scale, but nonthreatening anyway. he nonthreatening is what i'm concerned about. we will offer our guests the opportunity to make some opening comments and then we will move around the table. >> first of all i just want to say thank you for all of you for being here. and thank you for letting me engage in this give-and-take with everyone. can you hear me? i am an asthmatic. when i am sitting instead of standing, i have to actually really use my lungs. it is an interesting -- i riff on that a little bit, because it is interesting
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
train workers and volunteers who would conduct the first multiracial elections in south africa. he was authentic. he was a giant. you know, when you were around him, you felt very special. he was joyful. he had a sense of humor, but there was this dignity about him, this strength about him. i will always remember his grace and his courage. >> and to donna's point, john, i want to bring you in. she talks about him being a giant. .headlines, these are one of the days you are looking at the headlines. "usa today" saying the death of a giant. you were there when nelson mandela was inaugurated in 1994. you've also covered many world events but you will never forget that moment. why? >> professionally it was the most powerful thing i've ever seen in my life. i say professionally because i carve out a special spot for my children. if you think of the day of inauguration, u.s. vice president al gore led the delegation. the ceremony was outside in what they call the union building, parliament building. it was the most dramatic, powerful moment of south african military brass, white generals
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
, the first elected black president of this country but affectionally called ta-ta, father in tribal language. all through the night singing, dancing outside his house in johannesburg. we were there a couple of months ago when mandela was near death at the pretoria hospital. we saw the outpouring of emotion there. there's going to be a whole lot more over the coming days in his country. back to you. >> indeed. a giant for justice. nelson mandela. thank you very much, greg. >> word came out in the middle of the night so a lot of people did not know. i was actually on with neil cavuto. i said am i boring him? he said the 95-year-old nelson mandela passed away. we did get word when he left the hospital to go home and we thought that could be the end. we thought it could be just that. >> a tribute page, on twitter people expressing their love and thanks to a man that certainly is an icoo and a hero to so many. >> and he was a hero to the president of the united states. he was a huge inspiration for him when he saw what one man could do to inspire so many, he decided to get into politics. he said
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
" is why bill de blasio was elected. the tale of two cities as he put it. a lot of it, steve you have some charts here -- goes to affordable housing. so many elements to this story. it's not a new york city story it's a national story. mika said one in five american children live in poverty. >> it's a national story. what you have are a number of things that come together to create it. you had this terrible recession. you have the rising income equality which is fine for wealthy people to get wealthier but the people at the bottom have gotten poorer. you have reduction in food stamps. the average food stamp income has gone from $33 to $25 as part of this. you got a discussion about the minimum wage. >> you can't live on it. >> there's a whole bunch of things that come together in a perfect storm for people at the bottom and so they feel very picked upon and i think rightly so. >> joe, you would agree you got to make work pay in order to get people network. asking people to work for something they can't afford to support their family on that's not really how welfare reform works. >> i agree
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm EST
where the city is once again reliving the aftermath of hurricane cat trka jury election has begun in the retrial of david warn, a police officer. he was convicted of shooting a man to death days after the storm, but a federal judge overturned his conviction saying he was unfairly tried. al jazeera, ben lemoiny joins us. ben, what can you tell us about this new trial a, and how will be different from the first? >> well, tony, the main reason it's going to be different, the main way it's going to be different is in the first trial, there were three defendants, three new orleans police officers. and an appellate court overruled that ruling last year saying essentially that officer, former new orleans police officer, david warren, should not have been tried with the other officers because the focus in that case was essentially on the alleged coverup of the killing rather than the killing, itself. this trial stands to be more based on the actual evidence, the actual things that went in to the circumstances surrounding this shooting. so, once again, we are going to have a family going t
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
's always a string attached. the implications down the road, we'll look at the midterm elections next year and, of course, 2016. >> yeah, there could be big ones. the 2014 midterm elections could be costly for the democrats here, especially in state legislative races where you may remember they'll try to hold on to the very precious 2/3 majority which is neutralized republicans. also, with less enthusiasm among key constituencies, there will be a few congressional seats in play in northern california as well, like jerry mcnerney and john garamendi come to mind. critical seats for those folks. then there's the 2016 presidential election. the big one. with these numbers, republicans may want to invest here which at minimum will force democrats to defend their turf and spend money that they might have spent elsewhere here instead. so, yeah, you say 2014, it's a year away, but you know what, with data like this, huh-uh, for republicans, it can't come fast enough. >> yeah, it sets table for a lot of things. thank you, larry. >>> still to come, finally a ray of light for obama care. the presiden
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
as they head into the midterm elections to be broader than just obama care, democrats realize that if this is about obama care in the mid-term elections it's not a good issue for them and even though we see positive things going on, they want things to be about more than that. for some, this is a signal about getting his mojo back. >> the president's economic policies improve government reliance rather than economic mobility and rather than tackling income inequality by lifting people up, he's been fixated on taxing some down. >> why do you think republicans seem so fixated on the government reliance narrative and this tax and spend. this tax and spend phrase that they of the to use over and over again? >> that's the only message that they've been able to promote, and i think a lot of the republican message has been similar to mitt romney's 47% comments and it's a problem for republicans because they spend the majority of the time since the 2012 elections trying to cut food stamps and we also know they oppose a minimum wage hike with respect to sequestration and they expressed
PBS
Dec 7, 2013 12:00am PST
the rest of the world, pretty much i was a big fan, and bill worked with me to help get me elected mayor and he was a deputy mayor and he was insistent we could get nelson mandela to come to new york, this is june of 1990, and i said, well, terrific if we can do it. but this was the first place to which he came outside of south africa was to the united states and he might well have gone to washington or atlanta, a lot of other place scbloos london. >> >> rose: london. >> right. but we were fortunate. he stayed here and he -- and when he stayed with my bride and me in gracie mansion. >> rose: he was your overnight guest. >> more than -- it was almost a week. (laughter.) >> and he is a remarkable human being, the most amazing thing is that total absence of bitterness. >> rose: really? .. >> and he was the same whether playing with grandchildren, we had a granddaughter at that time, i think she was born in february and this was june, she is a little thing, and he was saying then or whether being questioned by ted koppel. >> rose: on nightline. >> nightline. ted koppel leaned in and he said
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
on the house floor. hard and they've got a right to expect their elected representatives to do the same. house republicans are listening. to date the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. many of them would help our economy and boost job creation. nearly 150 bills passed by this house yet to be acted on by the senate. these bills would do things like increase the supply of american energy and build the keystone pipeline, roll back red tape and unnecessary regulations, provide more flexibility to working families, reform and improve job trake programs, protect -- training programs, protect americans from cyberattacks, help schools recruit and keep the best teachers, allow the american people to keep the health care plans that they'd like or to scrap the health care law that's wreaking havoc on our economy. every single one of these bills have been blocked by washington democrats. the senate, the president continue to stand in the way of the people's priorities. now we're trying to come to an agreement on the budget and on the farm bi
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
people very important in electing and reelecting this president but there is a harvard poll out today suggesting that at least 56% of 18 to 29-year-olds oppose the affordable care act right now. he needs those people, as you said a moment ago to sign up for this new law. not all of them doing it just yet, jon. jenna: interesting new numbers on the young, there. ed, thank you very much. >> reporter: good to see you. jon: you just heard ed talking about the president's remarks about the economy. mr. obama addressed the major debates in washington right now and the impact on americans. listen. >> between a reckless shutdown by congressional republicans in an effort to repeal the affordable care act, and admittedly poor execution on my administration's part in implementing the latest stage of the new law, nobody has acquitted themselves these past few months. so it is not surprising that the american people's frustrations with washington are at an all-time high. jon: let's talk about with charlie hirt. he is a columnist for "the washington times." this is twice now in two days that the pr
FOX
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
brown has not announced whether he will seek re- election, he was preferred in the poll over three republican candidates. >>> fast-food workers in the bay area are getting ready to protest low wages. [chanting] >> about 100 mcdonald's workers in new york city staged a noisy protest this morning. the workers are asking for $15 an hour. and the right to form a union without retaliation. right now, many fast food workers earn minimum wage which varies from state to state from about $5 to $9 and hour depending upon the state. >>> well, temperatures finally beginning to recover a little bit after the very cold start this morning. we have another round of very cold temperatures once again. freeze warnings to talk about first thing tomorrow morning. you can see our live camera looking out over toward the bay bridge. we're in the clear with the high clouds out to the to the north and west. the satellite shows ez clear skies. no storms just yet but we have the cold air mass pushing into the region moving in from the north. with that we're gonna hold onto the cold weather pattern into your f
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00am PST
and it could scale back a proposal to allow military tribunals for civilians. election for the minister and prime minister, if everything goes forward, that is the question, could be held later this year. >>> authorities say speed was likely the factor that killed "fast and furious" star paul walker in southern weekend that happened over the weekend. it could be time before police know how fast the porsche walker was riding in. they say looping tire tracks was visible. they are trying to determine if the tire tracks are related to the crash. the driver of the car who also died has been identified as by cnn affiliate roger roadus, he was walker's business partner. >> sad. >>> this morning kansas city police are investigate ago death in the parking lot of arrowhead stadium. this happened as the chiefs were playing the broncos. this is being treated as a homicide. but no arrests have been made. three people are in police custody. police say the victim returned to his car to find a stranger inside it. there was a struggle that followed and that is when the victim, a man in his 20s, collapse
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
to resolve this crisis is through early presidential and parliamentary elections. we want a new confidence resolution in the government of ukraine. this government should resign. >> pictures have emerged from sunday night that show that police were at times brutal in their treatment of protestors and journalists. anton was among dozens who were beaten by police. this is all that's left of his camera. officials say 35 were hurt by police, some in hospital. grim routine of life and a cold winter, this is where we met tatiana, selling cabbage and very much in favor of political change. >> now it's time to wake up. i'm grateful to the protestors. i want my children and grandchildren to have better lives. >> back in independence square, people are prepared for another long night. in speech after speech, they say ukraine is part of europe. >> there is no sign that protestors are prepared to leave independence square. so the government has to make a decision. whether to stay away, in the hope that things just eventually fizzle out, or to send police into the square and remove these protestors by
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
that then lead to elections. >> more now on our top story. the death of nelson mandela. south africa's foreign minister. at mandela's insistence. he served in the first post apartheid government. >> that kept nelson mandela in jail, and he then served under mandela in south africa's first cabinet. it was his task to publicly defend the continued imprisonment of mandela and other political developments. privately he long lobbied for mandela's release. >> due to the effect that mandela ought to be released that we are making a bigger martyr of him every day that he stays in prison. and that is international acclaim. and it would be growing to an extent that we would not be able to hand it will any longer. unfortunately at that time it was. >> eight years later nelson mandela bake a free man. >> he spent 27 years in prison. and the day he was released he displayed the--he displayed the acumen and energy of a person who has been a president before, amazing. amazing what insight he had in the minds of people. and for that matter into world affairs. >> and central to the success of the negotiation t
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
consequences in terms of politics and elections, and we have seen that. also, in terms of tension and all kinds of things. i made a mental note to follow-up, and i never did. one of those things 245 reporters just move on to the next story, so when i heard about this, i thought this was in many ways a perfect follow-up bus everything that they said would happen in suburbia, and not far from here, i don't know if you have been there, but sussex is 60 miles, patchhook is 60 miles from new york city, and this situation was going on so near -- actually between new york city and the hamptons, and maybe not so many loss, but so many people from new york drive to the hamptons every weekends that maybe they don't look sideways and think, you know, this is going on here. these people are our neighbors, and it's happening right next door to us. that's the second reason i was attracted to the story, and the third reason, because as you know, i'm an immigrant myself. i came from cuba when i was 16 years old, a boarded a boat named manana, and i wrote a book about it called "finding manana," and i felt conn
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
the 16th, night and day. and this includes anyone, including the elected democrats are in negotiations with president obama and his team all along. and i think as we look to the future of what is the enrollment look like and what it is reassessing these prices for 2015, what does it look like next summer when businesses and waivers expire and they might take a bunch of people in their companies imported into these changes, people that think they are unaffected by the law. there's a lot of potential problems that could come from the slot that have nothing to do with the website. and the administration needs to face that. lou: one of the unintended consequences is to invert the ratio and medicare is swamped. $17 trillion in unfunded liabilities are a likely outcome for medicare. >> i think that medicaid will reach a crisis actuation fairly soon. but it will not be alone. we talked before about the cuts to medicare and what was required by obamacare. and this includes the private insurance market starting with the individual market and it started off as a website problem and it could well
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
zuma is up for election for a second time, and i wonder if his dying might force people to think about this reality and maybe change government there. is that possible possibility in your estimation? >> i'm not sure it's a change of government but certainly going to create huge problems bus south africa is going back to racial division, which was really backwards, and particularly with political parties. i think this is going to pose challenges for all political parties. how do we act more like mandela, how do we create real change instead of being pseudo politicians, fake change. a world without leaderred at the moment. >> charlene smith, authorized mandela biographer. thank you. >> thank you. >> next, different kind of hero. here in the united states. remember batkid? set to make a big return tomorrow bus this time he won't be fighting the bad guys. the details just ahead. like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
the clarity of message or the attraction with the president. in 2004 they were calling specifically for re-elections. this time they want him to go or the government to step down for a new government. they are talking about obstruction measures, they want a change in the political system. these are ideas that are difficult to force concessions on. these are sitting with vladimir putin on friday. people want to know what he was discussing. this has been an this is a choice between europe or a choice between some kind of soviet union 2.4, they russia has a corrupting influence on the country. we'll see how things progress throughout the day. >> thank you for joining us from kiev. a car bomb attack from a police station in columbia killed eight people. it happened in a town south-east of the booingo tea. fighters known as farc are suspected of being behind the attack. leaders and officials are engaged in talks, trying to end a 50 year war that is taking 200,000 lives. >> 72 years ago this weekend pearl harbour was attacked. it was known as the day of infamy. 400 japanese plants bombarded -- planes bom
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
, politicians can get elected out of office. booted out by the people. but these folks are going to be career lawyers in the department of homeland security. they're going to be there until they retire. >> yeah. they're going to be on the gf scale making between 75,000 and 155,000 a year. you can't get rid of them. they're career federal civil servants and the next republican administration is going to run into problems because the entire bureaucracy is being filled up with ideologue who will oppose republicans party once the republicans retake the white house. >> give us a quick example as you're exit question what, that would mean. >> look, these folks are going to have the power to do back door amnesty. anybody who applies for certain types of status, people who overstayed visa, these lawyers who have spent their short careers fighting on these issues will keep doing it. it's all over the administration. it's an election law tier. immigration now. >> indeed it is. well-known whistle blower in dc, thank you very much. >> thanks, steve. >> what do you think about that? e-mail us. coming up,
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
federation of teachers. she served as president for 12 years before her election as aft president in 2008. that ends the biographical portion of the program. as always, we are on the record here. please no live blogging or tweeting or other means of filing well this is underway. there is no embargo on the breakfast. our friends at c-span have agreed not to air video of the session until one hour after the breakfast is over to give reporters time to file. give me a nonthreatening signal and i will call on one and all. low on the subtleties scale, but nonthreatening anyway. the nonthreatening is what i'm concerned about. we will offer our guest the opportunity to make some opening comments and then we will move to questions around the table. thank you for doing this. >> first of all i just want to say thank you for all of you for being here. and thank you for letting me engage in this give-and-take with everyone. can you hear me? i am an asthmatic. when i am sitting instead of standing, i have to actually really use my lungs. it is an interesting -- i riff on that a little bit, because it i
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
election? >> well, basically, you got to look at her as a very strange woman. she has two husbands. one's name is bill, the other's name is barack. she can't divorce either one of them. she's going to have to hug them, warts and all, and run with them. if she turns against this president at any point before she has this thing wrapped up, the base is not going to have it. this president has come back from the dead 57 times. he will be back. but she cannot get away from him any more than she can from bill clinton. >> complicated. a.b., i'm not going to follow up on the two husband metaphor. that was van jones, cnn, ladies and gentlemen. that's all his. but a.b., there's a provocative piece in politico today with a quote from our friend who says that hillary clinton is the liferaft on obama's sinking ship. alex is talking about the now, saying that democrats who want to split from the president even now can look somewhat to hillary clinton for safe harbor. do you see that happening, democrats in a way distancing themselves from the president and trying to move to her now? >> well, she's no
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